Happenings at St. Mary's Academy

St. Mary's Academy ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

On August 21, 2014 the SMA Volleyball team challenged Principal Kelli Clark, Sister Linda and our Cross Country team to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - view the video here. The challenge was accepted and St. Mary’s Academy nominated the principals at Jesuit, Central Catholic and De La Salle North high schools to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge and/or make a donation. St. Mary's Academy has committed its donation funds to non-stem cell ALS research.

Fall semester schedules now available!
Class schedules for the fall semester are now available. Freshman and transfer student schedules were mailed on July 23rd. Returning students can find their schedules on FamilyLink.  
St. Mary's Academy students and faculty members pose after the CyberDiscovery Camp competition with the winning robot.
St. Mary's Academy students break stereotypes about women in technology
Two faculty members and six St. Mary's Academy students participated in the first ever Portland State University CyberDiscovery Camp July 7 through July 12, along with seven teams selected from other area high schools. The week-long camp culminated in a robotics competition on Saturday, July 12 in which St. Mary's Academy won first place. Read more here.  
Alyssa Tormala: Top Five 1:1 iPad Epiphanies
Want more insight into our first year of 1:1 iPad implementation? Alyssa Tormala, SMA’s Instructional Technology Coach, has been published nationally on Edutopia, a website for the George Lucas Educational Foundation, breaking down her top five iPad epiphanies. Using action research, she gathered data from three freshman English classes throughout the year while engaging in a rich, ongoing cycle of experimentation, feedback and discussion. Find out what she learned here
   New Teacher/Faculty In-Service
   Aug 22 2014
   Faculty/Staff Retreat
   Aug 25 2014
   Teacher In-Service
   Aug 26 2014
   In-Service Ambassador & Link Training
   Aug 27 2014 at 12:00 PM
   In-Service Link Training
   Aug 28 2014 at 12:00 PM
   Non-Contract Day for Teachers
   Aug 29 2014
   Sep 01 2014
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